Season 2 Episodes

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I Bet It'll Be Ruben! Or Clay! (2)

Season 2, Episode 39 - Air Date: 5/21/2003
The winner of American Idol Season 2 is........
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I Bet It'll Be Ruben! Or Clay! (1)

Season 2, Episode 38 - Air Date: 5/21/2003
The winner of American Idol Season 2 is........
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Clay v. Ruben

Season 2, Episode 37 - Air Date: 5/20/2003
SONG TITLE: PERFORMED BY: "A House Is Not A Home" Ruben Studdard "This Is The Night" Clay Aiken "Imagine" Ruben Studdard "Here, There and Everywhere" Clay Aiken "Flying Without Wings" Ruben Studdard "Bridge Over Troubled Water" Clay Aiken
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I Bet It'll Be Ruben! Or Clay!

Season 2, Episode 36 - Air Date: 5/21/2003
This episode, basically a "filler" episode contained interviews with the judges, and Clay & Ruben, plus audience questions.
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Clay v. Ruben

Season 2, Episode 35 - Air Date: 5/20/2003
Tamyra Gray guest stars, performing "Somewhere Over the Rainbow". Justin Guarini guest stars, discussing his new movie co-starring Kelly Clarkson, and then performing "Unchained Melody".
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Soon, There Will Be Two. Very Soon, In Fact.

Season 2, Episode 34 - Air Date: 5/14/2003
SONG TITLE PERFORMED BY "Band Of Gold" Kimberley Locke "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" Ruben Studdard "Vincent" Clay Aiken "Anyone Who Had A Heart" Kimberley Locke "Smile" Ruben Studdard "Mack The Knife" Clay Aiken "Inseparable" Kimberley Locke "If Ever You're In My Arms Again" Ruben Studdard "Unchained Melody" Clay Aiken
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Season 2, Episode 33 - Air Date: 5/13/2003
The marine gets the boot. Joshua Gracin is voted off.
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Want To See A Magic Trick? Tonight Somebody Will Disappear!

Season 2, Episode 32 - Air Date: 5/7/2003
SONG TITLE: PERFORMED BY: "Jive Talkin'" Joshua Gracin "To Love Somebody" Clay Aiken "I Just Want To Be Your Everything" Kimberley Locke "Nights On Broadway" Ruben Studdard "To Love Somebody" Joshua Gracin "Grease" Clay Aiken "Emotion" Kimberley Locke "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart" Ruben Studdard
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The Final Four Is A Trademarked Term, So I Won't Use It As A Cliched Title.

Season 2, Episode 31 - Air Date: 5/6/2003
Trenyce was voted off in this episode. She places 5th.
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Five Minus One Equals Four. (And Other Simple Math)

Season 2, Episode 30 - Air Date: 4/30/2003
SONG TITLE: PERFORMED BY: "Ain't too Proud to Beg" Ruben Studdard "Proud Mary" Trenyce "Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye" Joshua Gracin "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" Kimberley Locke "Build Me Up Buttercup" Clay Aiken "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do" Ruben Studdard "Love Will Keep Us Together" Trenyce "Bad Blood" Joshua Gracin "Where the Boys Are" Kimberley Locke "Solitaire" Clay Aiken
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Six To The Five On A To The I

Season 2, Episode 28 - Air Date: 4/23/2003
Carmen Rasmusen gets eliminated in this episode.
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Six Of One, Half Dozen Of Another.

Season 2, Episode 27 - Air Date: 4/22/2003
SONG TITLE: PERFORMED BY: "If You Asked Me To" Kimberley Locke "I Could Not Ask For More" Clay Aiken "Have You Ever?
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One Will Go. Six Will Remain. A Recap Will Be Written. You Will Laugh At Least Once.

Season 2, Episode 26 - Air Date: 4/16/2003
Kimberly Caldwell is voted off.
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(Insert Clever Headline Here)

Season 2, Episode 25 - Air Date: 4/15/2003
Song Title Performed By"It's Still Rock 'n' Roll To Me" Kimberly Caldwell "Just The Way You Are" Ruben Studdard "New York State Of Mind" Kimberley Locke "And So It Goes" Carmen Rasmusen "Piano Man" Joshua Gracin "Baby Grand" Trenyce "Tell Her About It" Clay Aiken
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Eight Minus One is Seven (P.S. I Am Smart)

Season 2, Episode 24 - Air Date: 4/9/2003
The person voted out in this episode was Rickey Smith.
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The Hits!

Season 2, Episode 23 - Air Date: 4/8/2003
SONG TITLE: PERFORMED BY: "At This Moment" - #1 on December 6, 1986 Clay Aiken "My Heart Will Go On" - #1 on February 28, 1998 Kimberley Locke "Endless Love" - #1 on July 18, 1981 Rickey Smith "(Everything I Do) I Do It For You" - #1 on July 6, 1991 Kimberly Caldwell "Amazed" - #1 on June 26, 1999 Joshua Gracin "Call Me" - #1 on March 8, 1980 Carmen Rasmusen "The Power Of Love" - #1 on December 25, 1993 Trenyce "Kiss and Say Goodbye" - #1 on May 29, 1976 Ruben Studdard
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Not The Final Countdown!

Season 2, Episode 22 - Air Date: 4/2/2003
FOX beats around viewers in another hour long results show, before finally revealing that due to Corey Clark's elimination, there's not elimination on this episode.
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You Kids Be Good!

Season 2, Episode 21 - Air Date: 4/1/2003
SONG TITLE: PERFORMED BY: "Let's Groove" Rickey Smith "Turn The Beat Around" Carmen Rasmusen "Knock On Wood" Kimberly Caldwell "Everlasting Love" Clay Aiken "I'm Every Woman" Trenyce "Can't Get Enough Of Your Love" Ruben Studdard "It's Raining Men" Kimberley Locke "Celebration" Joshua Gracin
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Ten Will Become Nine

Season 2, Episode 20 - Air Date: 3/26/2003
The third time obviously wasn't a charm for Julia DeMato. She was voted out.
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10, 9, 8… Ah, You Know How The Rest Goes

Season 2, Episode 19 - Air Date: 3/25/2003
SONG TITLE: PERFORMED BY:"Ain't Goin' Down Til' the Sun Comes Up"- Joshua Gracin"I Need You"- Trenyce"I Can't Make You Love Me"- Kimberley Locke"Drift Away"- Corey Clark"Wild Angels"- Carmen Rasmusen"I've Done Enough Dyin' Today"- Rickey Smith"Anymore"- Kimberly Caldwell"Sweet Home Alabama"- Ruben Studdard"Breathe"- Julia DeMato"Someone Else's Star"- Clay Aiken
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One More Shall Fall

Season 2, Episode 18 - Air Date: 3/19/2003
To everyone's surprise, Charles Grigsby was voted off.
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Eleven Man Band

Season 2, Episode 17 - Air Date: 3/18/2003
SONG TITLE: PERFORMED BY: "Against All Odds" Corey Clark "A Whole New World" Ruben Studdard "I Have Nothing" Trenyce "Somewhere Out There" Clay Aiken "Shoop Shoop Song" Kimberly Caldwell "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing" Joshua Gracin "Hopelessly Devoted To You" Carmen Rasmusen "You Can Win" Charles Grigsby "It Might Be You" Rickey Smith "Flashdance!
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The First One Bites The Dust!

Season 2, Episode 16 - Air Date: 3/12/2003
Vanessa Olivarez is the first contestant voted off this season. She places 12th.
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The Clean Dozen

Season 2, Episode 15 - Air Date: 3/11/2003
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I Need Results, Not Excuses!

Season 2, Episode 14 - Air Date: 3/5/2003
Here are the winner's of the wildcard:Clay Aiken, picked by AmericaKimberly Caldwell, Picked by RandyTrenyce, picked by PaulaCarmen Rasmusen, picked by Simon.
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Season 2, Episode 13 - Air Date: 3/4/2003
Performers in the wild card include:Aliceyn Coone Carmen RasmusenChip DaysClay AikenJanine Falsone Kimberly CaldwellNasheka SiddallOlivia MojicaTrenyce
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Two By Two They March To The Finals

Season 2, Episode 12 - Air Date: 2/26/2003
Corey Clark and Joshua Gracin move on to the Top Ten. Also, those contestants who will be performing in the "wild card" show were announced in this episode.
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Last Batch

Season 2, Episode 11 - Air Date: 2/25/2003
Performers tonight will include:Ashley HartmanChip DaysCorey ClarkJoshua GracinJuanita BarberNasheka SiddallPatrick LakeSylvia Chibiliti
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Get ready to see two happy people. And six unhappy ones.

Season 2, Episode 10 - Air Date: 2/19/2003
Rickey Smith and Vanessa Olivarez get voted into the top 10.
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Eight more will come before us…

Season 2, Episode 9 - Air Date: 2/18/2003
Performers tonight include:Equoia ColemanGeorge TriceJordan SegundoKimberly KelseyLouis GazzaraRickey SmithSamantha CohenVanessa OlivarezWatch Feb.
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Oh, Who Will It Be?!

Season 2, Episode 8 - Air Date: 2/12/2003
Ruben Studdard & Kimberley Locke are moving on to the final 10!
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Here We Go Again

Season 2, Episode 7 - Air Date: 2/11/2003
Performers tonight are:Clay AikenCandice ColemanRebecca BondJacob JohnHadasRuben StuddardKimberley LockeJennifer Fuentes
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Two to Tango

Season 2, Episode 6 - Air Date: 2/5/2003
The 2 that got voted to the final 10 are Charles Grigsby & Julia DeMato!
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Eight is Enough!

Season 2, Episode 5 - Air Date: 2/4/2003
Performers tonight are:Bettis RichardsonCharles GrigsbyJ.D. AdamsJulia DeMatoKimberly CaldwellLashundra CobbinsMeosha DentonPatrick Forton
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Cut 'Em Up

Season 2, Episode 4 - Air Date: 1/29/2003
Here is the list of the 32 semi-finalist:Ashley HartmanBettis RichardsonCandice ColemanCharles GrigsbyChip DaysClay AikenCorey ClarkEquoia ColemanFrenchie DavisGeorge TriceHadass HalevJacob SmalleyJ.
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One Last Batch

Season 2, Episode 3 - Air Date: 1/28/2003
It's Beaver Time!!!! Lol! The audition stops & # of people going to Hollywood are:6,500 in Atlanta with 46 going to Hollywood5,000 in Nashville with 30 going to HollywoodWE'RE GOING TO HOLLYWOOD!
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Part Deux

Season 2, Episode 2 - Air Date: 1/22/2003
The audtion stops & # of people going to Hollywood are:11,000 in LA with 45 going to Hollywood6,000 in Detroit with 22 going to Hollywood
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Start It Up!

Season 2, Episode 1 - Air Date: 1/21/2003
The audition stops for this episode & the number of people there & the number of people going to Hollywood are:9,000 in New York with 35 going to Hollywood6,000 in Miami with 20 going to Hollywood6,000 in Austin with 36 going to Hollywood